Random House Launches Online Cookbook Store

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Random-House 304Random House’s online community TasteBook has launched a new e-commerce site dedicated to cookbooks and books about food.

The Bookshop has more than 10,000 titles for sale from many different publishers. Readers can shop the site in 18 different categories including: celebrity chefs, entertaining, and memoir. Recipes featured on TasteBook and the TasteBook Blog will include links to cookbooks that they come from on The Bookshop. TasteBook community members can also use the store to build their own cookbooks. The site has a tool for creating custom recipe books which allows users to add their own personal recipes as well as recipes from the site for $34.95.

“We know that TasteBook’s half-a-million members are avid cookbook collectors who heavily rely on print cookbooks as tools and for inspiration,” stated Lilly Kim, Associate Director, Digital Channel Development, who has spearheaded TasteBook efforts at Random House. “The Bookshop provides cooking enthusiasts an easy way to discover and purchase new cookbooks. It’s a great resource for frequent and occasional cooks who seek out new flavors and inspiration for everyday meals and entertaining.”